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Presentation of the novel "Wound" by Zahari Karabashliev
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Premiere of the novel "Wound" by Zahari Karabashliev and presentation of the books "Havra" and "The Tail", Siela Publishing House.

What is sacrifice? To die on the battlefield in the name of the fatherland or to save the life of a child? Sava is a refugee from the ashes of Adrianople after the Balkan Wars, now a law student in Sofia. Eliza is a general's daughter, a talented pianist, now in the final year of the Music School. Their love is innocent and brief - the new, great world war will send the young idealist to a school for reserve officers, and in September 1916 will take him to the Dobrudja front, where fate meets him with a mobilized Romanian writer and a four-year-old orphan. Poignant and humane, Wound echoes the cruel pains of a Bulgaria winged by idealism but torn by ruthless conflict, where personal and national wounds are still unhealed. Zachary Karabashliev unfolds some of the most unfamiliar pages of Bulgarian history to draw us into a suspense-filled yet lyrical tale of heroism, tenderness and hope.

About the Author Zachary Karabashliev - Zachary Karabashliev writes prose, theatre dramaturgy and film scripts. He is the author of the novels "The Wound", "The Tail", "Havra", "18% Grey" (reprinted many times), "Thirst" (a short story), the plays "Talent", "Sunday Night", "The Tail", "Lisbon", collections of short stories, essays and other publications. He has been awarded the Novel of the Year prize by the 13 Century Bulgaria Fund (twice), the Hristo G. Danov", "Portal Culture", "Helikon", "The Flower of Helikon" (3 times), "Golden Lion", "Writer of the Year", the theater award "Asker", etc. His fiction has been translated and published in the United States, France, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, included in the prestigious American anthology "The Best European Fiction 2018". His plays have been staged on stages in Bulgaria and abroad, and he has written feature-length and short films. Between 2014 and 2017 he taught creative writing courses at St. He is a lecturer in creative writing. In 2017 in Varna he founded the International Literary Festival "Varna Lit", of which he is also the creative director. The focus of the festival is literary education for children and youth, organizing meetings of writers and artists from around the world, as well as seminars and workshops with students from over 80 public, municipal and private schools from the city and the county. In 2021, he was awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa of Shumen University. Bishop Konstantin Preslavski". In 2022 he briefly held the position of Writer-Dramatist of the Ivan Vazov National Theatre. Since 2014 Zahari Karabashliev has been the Editor-in-Chief of the large Bulgarian publishing house Siela.

When? Monday, 22 April 2024 | 17:30
Where? Regional Library "Petko R. Slaveykov", 2 Ivanka Boteva st.
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Petko R. Slaveykov

5000 Veliko Tarnovo

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